PEC Zwolle director claims there is a 50-50 chance of signing Nottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk

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The Dutchman has been in good form in the Eredivisie.

PEC Zwolle sporting director Gerard Nijkamp has been discussing the possibility of signing Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk permanently in the summer.

The Dutchman has been in fine form during his loan spell at the club and has been consistently linked with a move to Zwolle on a permanent deal.

Nijkamp, speaking to Voetbal International, confirmed plans to discuss his potential signature with Forest in a fortnight – and estimated his chances of concluding a permanent deal as 50-50:

"It may be that indeed if we go that way, but anyway we want to know how they look internally at Lars’ situation.

“The intention of both Lars and us is to continue together longer, the chances of it happening I estimate at fifty percent.

“If we get the feeling that we are in Nottingham flogging a dead horse, we will divert. "

Veldwijk never managed to score a goal for Forest during his time with the club but has shown much better form at Zwolle since making his move.

He has scored 13 goals for the club and claimed nine assists in 32 appearances and is already very popular with the PEC Zwolle faithful.

Prior to Dougie Freedman’s departure from Forest it did not look at all likely that Veldwijk would remain a Forest player.

But with the Scot’s departure the striker, who has recently expressed a desire to represent South Africa at international level, might just have a chance of a Forest resurgence.

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